Eric Clapton Announces ‘Life In 12 Bars’ Soundtrack

In 2017, Life In 12 Bars, an incredibly personal documentary about guitarist Eric Clapton‘s illustrious career premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Life In 12 Bars is now available for viewing on-demand through Showtime. The soundtrack for the film is due on June 8 via UMe/Universal and includes a handful of previously unreleased tracks.

Life In 12 Bars’ soundtrack will be available as 2-CD, 4-LP and digital sets. The vinyl version will be unveiled on July 20. All told, the OST features 32 tracks spanning Slowhand’s early days through the ’90s. The first previously unreleased track comes on the first disc, a 17-minute rendition of “Spoonful” from Cream’s visit to the L.A. Forum on October 19, 1968. EC dug into his vaults for a pair of unheard Derek & The Dominos tunes: a recording of “High” from the band’s 1971 sessions at Olympic Studios and a live take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” from the group’s late set at NYC’s Fillmore East on October 24, 1970.

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Additionally, the Life In 12 Bars soundtrack contains two Eric Clapton tracks from 1974 that hadn’t previously been released. The first is the entire full-length recording of “I Shot The Sheriff” by Bob Marley, which Slowhand laid down during the sessions for 461 Ocean Boulevard. There’s also a live rendition of Chuck Berry’s “Little Queenie” recorded during Clapton’s July 1974 concert at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

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Life In 12 Bars Soundtrack Tracklist

Disc One

  1. Big Bill Broonzy: Backwater Blues (4.07) The Big Bill Broonzy Story 1957
  2. Muddy Waters: My Life Is Ruined (2.38) Chess single 1953
  3. Muddy Waters: I Got Mojo Working (4.28) Live At Newport Jazz Festival 1960
  4. The Yardbirds: I Wish You Would (2.19) – studio version
  5. The Yardbirds: For Your Love (2.30) For Your Love 1965
  6. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers: Steppin’ Out (2.29) John Mayall Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton 1966
  7. John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers: All Your Love (3.37) John Mayall Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton 1966
  8. Cream: I Feel Free (2.57) Fresh Cream 1966
  9. Cream: Strange Brew (2.50) Disraeli Gears 1967
  10. Cream: Sunshine of Your Love (4.12) – studio version
  11. Aretha Franklin: Good to Me As I Am To You (3.58) Lady Soul / Recorded on December 16 and 17, 1967
  12. Cream: Crossroads live (4.18) Wheels Of Fire / Recorded 10 March 1968 at Winterland, San Francisco, CA16
  13. The Beatles: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (4.45) The Beatles / Recorded 5–6 September 1968
  14. Cream: Badge (2.48) Goodbye / Recorded October 1968 at IBC Studios in London
  15. Cream: White Room live (5.41) Live Cream II / recorded October 4, 1968 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena
  16. Cream: Spoonful (17.27) live from Goodbye tour – LA Forum October 19, 1968
  17. Blind Faith: Presence Of The Lord (4.52) – studio version

Disc Two

  1. Delaney & Bonnie & Friends featuring Eric Clapton: Comin’ Home (7.51) Live at Fairfield Halls
  2. Eric Clapton: After Midnight (3.25) alternate mix from Eric Clapton (first album) 1970
  3. Eric Clapton: Let It Rain (5.00) alternate mix from Eric Clapton (first album) 1970
  4. Derek and The Dominos: High (3.10) (Olympic Studios, April 1971) Derek and The Dominos album
  5. George Harrison: My Sweet Lord (4.44) All Things Must Pass 1970
  6. Derek and The Dominos: Thorn Tree In The Garden (2.55) Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
  7. Derek and The Dominos: Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (5.01) Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
  8. Derek and The Dominos: Bell Bottom Blues (5.08) Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
  9. Derek and The Dominos: Layla (7.10) Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
  10. Derek and The Dominos: Little Wing (6.11) Live At The Fillmore 1970
  11. Derek and The Dominos: Got To Get Better In A Little While (6.05) – studio version
  12. Eric Clapton: I Shot The Sheriff (6.54) full length version from 461 Ocean Blvd 1970
  13. Eric Clapton: Little Queenie live (6.00) Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, July 19/20, 1974
  14. Eric Clapton: Mainline Florida (4.08) 461 Ocean Boulevard 1974
  15. Eric Clapton: Tears In Heaven (4.31) – studio version
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